Winter League Update 12/18/10
Members of the San Diego Padres organization playing winter league ball were in flux during the last 2 weeks. 2B Cole Figueroa was traded to Tampa Bay, along with pitcher Cesar Ramos, for SS Jason Bartlett. We here at Friarhood will especially miss Cole. He was fun to watch with the Storm last season and has been a friend to Friarhood during the past year.
3B/2B Jacob Blackwood, obtained by the Padres in the AAA phase of the Rule V draft, is playing in the Venezuelan winter league with a .261/.292/.435 line. It is worth noting that Jacob, at 25, has not played above high A ball in the minor leagues.
3B Edinson Rincon joined winter league play with the Dominican league just this week. Newly acquired Eric Patterson, the PTBNL in the Adrian Gonzalez trade, is also playing winter ball with the Dominican league. His line of .175/.316/.286 was as of Nov 21. He has not played since that time, for unknown reasons.
Free agent SS Gregorio Petit was signed by the Padres on Dec. 3 and is playing winter ball for Venezuela. The 26 yr old has played three seasons in AAA and is currently hitting .227/.338/.300 in 33 games and 110 AB